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chanced as often as requested.
Now, if Evelyn will keep out of the
limelight, much will be forgiven.
llawaiians have organized five base
ball leagueB. No longer any question
of their Americanism.
"Mr. Bryan la still sawing wood,"
eaya Colonel Watterson. Wrong again,
Colonel, fie is still Bawing the air.
"What is the most fixed habit of
Americans?" asks the New York Sun.
That of meeting and passing resolu
tions. Mr. Bryan rather boasts that he is
not "a quitter." No reason for him to
be one. He hasn't loBt anything In the
A Chicago athlete named Irons has
taken all the records for high Jumping.
He oanuot escape being nicknamed
The reports of the dwindling of the
Thaw millions must be correct. The
pictures all show Evelyn still wearing
last year's hat.
Tom Lawsbn complains that the
public does not appreciate him. On
the contrary, the public appreciates
him at his true worth.
It now develops that the recent rev
olution in Haiti was financed with
counterfeit money. It was also a
Admiral Evans' fleet is to be enter
tained at Punta Arenas, which sounds
a lot better than "Sandy Point," which
la the English name of the place.
There is a little dispute on in Ohio
as to who is the original Taft man in
the state. Judging by results, the
honor should go to Senator Foraker.
The , Washington Herald says that
the Chicago woman who swallowed 114
needles "must feel like a human pres
idential message." Full of sharp
The eastern democrats, it appears,
have no objection to Mr. Bryan ac
cepting the democratic presidential
nomination. They simply objected to
his taking It.
Paris has a school to teach telephone
glrU how to be polite and amiable.
The greater need in this country is for
a school to teach those virtues to tele
The president failed in his effort to
have reform spelling adopted by the
country. He might try, before the
campaign opens, to give the public re
The blast furnaces at Pittsburg have
resumed and the Pittsburg Stock ex
change has reopened. As soon as the
divorce courts Btart up conditions will
be normal at Pittsburg.
The Lincoln Commercial club is go
ing to hold its first annual banquet,
for which the price bat been fixed at
$3 a plate. We congratulate Lincoln
on emerging from the ft limit.
Any democrat wishing a little pub
licity can get it by sending his name
and photograph to the New York
World, which is printing a series ot
articleg on available democratic presi
BETORB OH AFTER.
The main point presented by Mr.
Bryan to the congressional committee
considering measures to regulate cam
paign funds Is that the amount and
source of all contributions should be
made public before Instead of after
the election. If the contributions are
legitimate it will, of course, make no
difference when or how publicity Is
given to them, but if they are from
questionable sources or excessive In
amount, publicity before election
would enable the opposition to make
as much political capital out of it as
The idea animating Mr. Bryan evi
dently is first, to prevent the accumu
lation of a large campaign fund, and,
second, to furnish material for as
saults upon the party 'In power which
ordinarily would have the advantage
in the collection of campaign funds.
He would count on blazing headlines
such as "Republicans are Shaking
Down Postmasters," or "Rockefeller
Contributes to Republican Slush
Fund," to help him make votes for the
democratic ticket. We have had
more or less of this all the time In
local campaigns and it has often
worked for and against one side or the
Publicity of campaign contributions
in advance would probably" stimulate
contributions from one source and re
press them from another. Those who
want the advertising to show that they
are doing something for their party
either to pay up for past favors or to
lay a claim for future favors will come
in according to their means or expec
tations. Those who want a pretext for
not contributing will likewise use it
as a ready-made excuse.
Here in Nebraska we have had a
publicity law for ten years, with Just
these results, and while our law has
operated, no doubt, In the direction of
better conditions, the amount of cam
paign funds at the disposal of the dif
ferent political committees has re
mained about the same, according to
the intensity of the fight on hand.
What we mean to say is that while a
law requiring publicity of national
campaign contributions would be a
good law supplementing state legisla
tion on the same subject, it could not
be relied on to guarantee unbought
and uninfluenced elections everywhere.
In Nebraska, where publicity is re
quired by law, there is nothing to pre
vent making the contributions public
before election if any campaign com
mittee so desires. For several years
the democratic campaign In this state
has been managed by Mr. Bryan's
brother-in-law as state chairman, but
the democrats have not seen fit to publish-
their financial statement In ad
vance. We cannot see why they
should wait for a law to make them
do something either in state or in na
tion which they say they are so eager
TUB TBA W VEBDICT.
Decent-minded people will experience
a feeling of relief that the Thaw trial
has been disposed of, at least to the
extent of removing the case from
further ventilation. Opinion may con
tinue to be divided as to the Justice of
the verdict of acquittal, on the ground
of insanity, but there can be no division
of sentiment on the proposition that
the public has heard enough and too
much of the details of the unsavory
The entire case has furnished an
other illustration of the extent to which
public Interest may be aroused through
the efforts of a sensational newspaper,
and of the resources that may be em
ployed by the very rich to retard, if
not to defeat, justice. The two trials
have served to bring the medical pro
fession Into disrepute, by the conflict
ing testimony of the alienists hired on
either Bide, as it has also reflected
upon the common hard sense of the
judges who have allowed the merits of
the case to be obscured by clouds of
expert balderdash, meant only to con
fuse the minds of the jurors and to
furnish material for the sensation
No reasonable excuse has ever ex
isted for the undue prominence given
to the Thaw case. An architect, who
was at one and the same time a pro
fessional genius and a social leper, was
assassinated by a pampered and per
haps mentallyrweak heir to millions,
married to a graduate of the chorus
not over partial In the distribution of
her affections. That such a crime
should have been magnified to na
tional Importance and command public
attention for more than a year is in no
way creditable to our civilization.
WOMEN AND BMUK1NQ.
"Little Tim" Sullivan has achieved
fame, or notoriety, above his deserts
by securing the adoption by the New
York Board of Aldermen of an ordi
nance prohibiting women from smoking
in hotels, restaurants and other public
places. Women throughout the coun
try, particularly in the cities where
such subjects are discussed by the
women's clubs and organizations, have
taken the ordinance under considera
tion and, naturally, have failed to agree
either upon the merits of the measure
or its wisdom. In some circles the
women have applauded the adoption of
the ordinance and seem to look upon it
as an instrument for saving women
from themselves and ot keeping them
from becoming contaminated by manly
vices. For the most part, however, the
club women resent the ordinance, for
the two-fold reason that It is class
legislation and that it also carries the
Imputation that women have become
addicted to the habit to such an extent
that lawa are necessary for their pro
tection. After all the argument have been
made and submitted, the question Is
one which the women must decide for
themselves. They know better than
men possibly can the extent to which
smoking has fastened Its hold upon the
sex and the necessity, If any exists, for
repressive legislation. All surface In
dications are that the American women
have displayed their good sense by let
ting their husbands do the smoking for
the family. The number of women
who smoke in public Is ridiculously
small, with no evidence that the num
ber of those who Indulge In the privacy
of their boudoirs is much larger.
Women appreciate the fact that'lhe
woman who smokes In public offends
a public sentiment, as strong In men
as In women. In the present state of
public opinion, woman cannot hope to
indulge in smoking without getting
credit for an entirely different mental
state than that supposed to lead a man
to look upon a cigar as an essential
part of a dinner.
Under existing social customs,
woman is allowed a greater personal
liberty than ever before and all former
standards laid down for her observance
have undergone a marked change. She
has filed claim on many privileges pre
viously belonging exclusively to the
masculine sex without losing man's re
spect for her. But public sentiment is
at present against the use of tobacco
by women. "Little Tim's" ordinance
is utterly absurd and will soon go the
way of other unnecessary dead letter
METHODS OF VNIVEB81TT TEACHING.
A noticeable change going on in our
leading universities with reference to
the methods of teaching is treated In
a most interesting manner in the an
nual report of President' Butler of
Columbia university. The disposition
Is growing among university teachers,
according to President Butler, to lay
less stress than formerly upon differ
ences of opinion as to the relative value
and Importance of different subjects
of study and to devote more thought
to questions connected with the most
effective presentation to the students
of the subject matter in any given part
of the field of knowledge.
The originally accepted method of
teaching in American schools and col
leges was the text book method, with
class recitations, but at one time this
method seemed to be In imminent
danger of complete extirpation before
the lecture or demonstration imported
from the German universities by Amer
ican students who completed their edu
cations abroad. The, overdoing of the
lecture method naturally developed its
defects, the chief objection being, as
stated by President Butler, that by its
promiscuous use there is an enormous
waste of power and a great loss of op
portunity, the power of the teacher
being wasted because unable to reach
and stimulate any but the most intelli
gent and devoted students and the loss
of opportunity arising because by more
personal and Intimate methods of pre
senting the subject matter of instruc
tion the teacher might easily reach all
of his students.
The reaction from the lecture system
has apparently brought us back to the
middle ground, by which the Individu
ality of both teacher and student is
developed by such a combination of
method as experience shows to produce
the best results. The lecture is not
entirely discarded nor is the text book
made the sole reliance. Resort is had
to laboratories, to themes, to reports on
collateral reading, to class room cross
questioning and, above all, to personal
consultation and direction.
The rfal advantage of the college
and university over the correspondence
school of reading circles lies In the
personality of the staff ot Instructor.
The personality of the teachers makes
the university a living force that stimu
lates by mere contact, and the effi
ciency of the Instruction must be
gauged by the extent to which this
personality is imparted to the students.
TILLMAN MEETS ROCKEFELLER.
The mlllenlum cannot be aa far off
as generally supposed In view of the
duly verified lamb-like meeting be
tween John D. Rockfeller, accepted as
the personification of the octopus, and
Senator Benjamin Ryan Tillman of
South Carolina, one of the most blood
thirsty octopus-chasers extant.
ThoBe familiar with the records of
these men and what they represent
would naturally expect a sanguinary
encounter when their trails crossed.
Senator Tillman's volumes of burning
words in the senate and on the lecture
platform have created the Impression
that one of the greatest disappoint
ments of his life was the denial of an
opportunity to meet a real octopus face
to face and Impale It on his trusty
pitchfork. But according to trust
worthy accounts the meeting of the
two men has proved lamentably tame
and disappointing. They found them
selves In the same compartment of a
car while traveling through Georgia.
Instead of raving or frothing at the
mouth or taking anyone to hold his
coat while he msde mincemeat of the
hated representative of the Money
Devil. Senator Tillman sat still and
listened to Mr. Rockefeller, who said:
Now you might not know It, but Mor
gan and myself stood behind something
like sixty banks in New York during the
panic. Now that was a pretty nice thing
for two such very, very bad men to do,
wasn't It? Think of the thousands of de
positors we helped by standing by the
banks! But I hope the people will see
after a while that this agitation only
hurts them. I can get along ail right.
The subject veered from panics to
the educational problem in the south
and, remembering Mr. Rockefeller's
donations to big educational institu
tions in the south. Senator Tillman
launched forth on the need of assist
ance for the benighted and nnalded
"poor whites" of the south. Later, in
discussing the meeting and the prob
lem of education in the south, Senator
You know Mr. Rockefeller la no used to
giving orders that he Just exclaimed In an
ordinary tone, as if that was all there was
"That will have to be remedied. Such
things must not be."
Well, sir, It sounded so like Theodore
Roosevelt that I cannot help thinking
how much I'd like to get them two fellows
While lovers of a scrimmage may
regret the tame results of the meeting
between the oil king and the fiery
South Carolina senator, the suggestion
of a better understanding between
President Roosevelt and Mr. Rocke
feller is not so bad. It such a confer
ence were to be arranged, Senator
Tillman should be a party to it and
It would doubtless be found that on
some things President Roosevelt, Sen
ator Tillman and John D. Rockefeller
would all agree.
OLD CLOTHES AND PKU8PEBITY.
John W. Gates, who Is much better
known as a plunger than a philosopher,
gave a primer lesson In thrift the other
day, when he said: '
As soon as people begin to wear their
old clothes they will begin to prosper.
The tact that Mr. Gates is not set
ting any striking example by following
his own advice has nothing to do with
the case. He has, according to press
reports, leased a suite of apartments
in a New York hotel for which he pays
a modest rental of 860,000 a year, and
he Is keeping up his reputation of be
ing a good dresser and a high liver,
but the truth of his assertion is not
only obvious but has been demon
strated by experience. Americans
wqre, their old clothes in 1893 and
1894 and learned a lesson In economy
which, while it did not last long, was
very effective for the time. Americans,
however, soon tire of wearing old
clothes and looking shabby and have
no disposition to practice economy as
a regular diet.
While the remark of Mr. Gates is
but a figure of speech, It emphasizes
a fact which Americans have been
slow to learn, that the capital required
to extend business and open and de
velop new lines of Industry must come
from the savings of the people. Failure
to save Is part of the explanation of
famine in capital from which we have
been suffering for several years. Car
ried away by too much prosperity,
much of the money needed in industry
has been spent in luxuries and extrav
agance and the tills left empty when
the actual demands arose for capital
essential to keep the wheels moving.
Comptroller of the Currency Rldgeley
makes this plain in his review of the
recent panic. He says:
It Is not necessary to have speculated
In stock, cotton, grain or In real estate.
Who is there, however, who ha not
bought stock or bonds In some enlarged
undertaking, either personally or aa a di
rector or trustee; has not enlarged his
business, Increased his expenses or made
some Investment based on the confident
expectation that business would continue
with the activity It has shown for several
years past? I know of no one who has not
contributed to the general condition In this
Evidence exists that many people are
already wearing their old clothes. The
reports show that December Imports
fell off amazingly and the merchants
and manufacturers ot Europe are com
plaining bitterly of the decrease in
trade with Americans. The demand
for sables, diamonds and many forms
of luxuries has practically disappeared,
while American exports of agricultural
products and manufactured goods are
larger than ever before, giving us a
record-breaking trade balance in our
favor, which will so continue so long
as our fit of economy lasts.
PLEA FOR INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.
The National Society for the Promo
tion of Industrial Training, which has
just held its annual convention at Chi
cago, makes a rather impressive show
ing of statistics and facts Illustrating
the insistence upon skilled workmen in
different lines in preference to poorly
fitted applicants for positions. On this
showing, the society urges the neces
sity of a change in the public school
system of the country to the end that
those who leave school before the com
pletion of the high school course and
these constitute a large majority of the
pupils in the public schools of the
country ehould have facilities and
opportunities for preparing to earn a
"Germany trains its youth for a vo
cation. The United States trains its
youth for a Job." Such is the summing
up of the situation by a prominent
official of the society. In Germany
the authorities undertake to give every
boy a trade and to find a position for
him after he has mastered it. Accord
ing to statistics, in the last year only
about 1 per cent of the boys graduated
from the German public schools failed
to get places ot some sort for which
they had previously been prepared by
the special work they undertook. In
the United States there are about 17,
000,000 boys and girls in the public
schools, mostly in the primary grades,
and but little or no effort is being
made to fit them tor practical work
after they leave school. The record
shows that a large majority of the boys
of the country leave school before they
are 17 years of age, and of these not
one in one hundred is particularly
qualified for anything.
The Society for the Promotion of
Industrial Education proposes to pro
mote the establishment of trade schools
in which pupils will be taught indus
trial processes in their entirety. This
is considered essential by reason ot the
disappearance of the old apprentice
system, under which an apprentice was
required to learn and master all the
details of his trade. Under the pres
ent system, where the hand-workman
has been displaced by a machine, a be
ginner may learn to operate a machine
which performs one ot the ten or fifty
parts of a process of manufacture, and
after years of work, may still be
Ignorant of the rest of the process. It
Is proposed that the mechanical laws
underlying modern industrial methods
be taught In school and the way to
make use of them in the various
branches of manufacturing. If this
system of education is started in the
public schools it can be then supple
mented by special instruction in trade
schools. The need for the enlargement
of this feature of our education is un
questionably apparent and yearly be
coming more urgent.
The Commoner thinks Colonel Bryan
is rendering a great patriotic service in
going to Kentucky to tell the recalclt
rant democratic members of the legts-
lature that they ought to yield to the
Beckham machine. Wonder what the
Commoner would have said if Presl
dent Roosevelt had come out to Ne
braska to tell the republican members
of our legislature whom they should
choose for United States senator?
Some of the professional politicians
under the shadow of the state house
pooh pooh the suggestion that Ne
braska should send a delegation of
"big men" to the national convention
at Chicago. They evidently want the
delegation to be made up of small
potatoes, so that it will be closer to
President Roosevelt promises con
gress another message as soon as he
shall have had time to digest the later
court decisions bearing upon the rela
tions of capital and labor. Presum
ably, this notice is given so that the
senators and congressmen may fortify
themselves in advance.
If Governor Hughes insists that he is
in line with the policies of the Roose
velt administration as a whole, some
of those who have been most eager to
back him up in his presidential aspira
tions may reconsider their proffer of
The report that the United States
has a naval base in Russian Siberia is
news to both Americans and Russians.
No one believes it except the French
editors, who have told about it so often
that they are convinced of its existence.
"A good smile is better than med
iclne," says the Atlanta Constitution.
Perhaps, but it is difficult to get a
good smile in Georgia since the pro
hibition law went Into effect.
The Label TelU.
A rose by any other name may be as
sweet, but not so maple syrup. It doesn't
sell so well when labeled glucose, and now
the manufacturers are clamoring for a
change In the pure food law.
Worrying; About Time.
Now (he railroads are asking, more time
to prepare for observance of the "nine-
hour" law. It appears to be a principal
business of the railroads to a 8k more time
before laws are enforced".
Ne Divorce from the Coin.
The high nobility of Europe can bear up
under separation from their American
wives; but they wish it plainly understood
that the thing they cannot and will not
endure Is separation from their American
Still We Live On.
Scientists of world-wide reputations are
battling over the question of life germs and
salt solutions, throwing long technical
terms about with utter abandon. Mean
time the rest of us will continue to live In
our customary unscientific and more or
less monosyllable way.
Conarreaa aad the Philippines.
Mr. Taft has no doubt of what the coun
try ought to do for Philippine trade. The
overwhelming majority of thoughtful Amer
icans agree with Mr. Taft, if they can be
brought to consider the subject at all. But
will congess do anything? There Is not the
slightest likelihood that it will. The wishes
of a few tobacoo growers and a few makers
of beet sugar weigh vastly more with con
gress than justice to our wards, who have
no votes, across the vasty Pacific.
A 1HANSPLANTE1 SHItlNE.
Precedents for the Chan we of Ilaae of
New York Times.
Famous historical precedents for the sud
den transfer. In the night, of the shrine
of Christian Science, from Concord, N. H.,
to Brookllne, Mass., are the flight of
Mohammed from Mecca to Medina, and
the removal of the Mormon church from
Nauvoo to Bait Lake. Mrs. Eddy's re
moval of her lares and penutes, If we may
be pardoned for associating the doings of
this high priestess with pagan names, is
not quite so explainable aa the flight of the
prophets of Islam and Mormon.
We have not heard that the New Hamp
shire climate is unfavorable to the de
velopment of the cult, and in view ot the
prosperous growth of Christian Science
since 18S9, when its "discoverer and found
er" first made her residence in Concord,
we should Infer that the conditions there
were all favorable to her denomination.
The circumstances of the flight, how
ever, indicate that the need of secrecy was
felt. The new shrine had been carefully
prepared before hand, and although there
must be a small army ot newspaper re
porters near the place, not one of them
had learned what was going on.
The seeresa Informs the world that her
decision to move was not made suddenly.
and her desire to be near the earliest es
tablished church of her cult is the only
reason she gives for the change of base.
But Mohammed was never "Interviewed,"
and it is doubtful if he would have made
any newspaper his confidant. The authen
tic announcement of the presence of a phy
sician, with "credentials," in Mrs. Eddy's
suite is surprising, in view of the general
condemnation of the practice of medicine
by her followers. But It was doubtless
wise to have one In attendance on a very
old lady making a tedious journey at night.
And It only proves once more that the
ways of seers and prophets are past find
PERMOXS BOILKD DOW PI .
Ha rejects happiness who refuses all sac
rifice. To sow selfishness Is certainly to reap
The Father never drove any Into the far
It's hard to believe in the goodness of the
You cannot find a martyr by looking In
The most wasteful thing In this world Is
The soul is simply that which sees the
supreme and the sublime.
Your use of your leisure often determines
the usefulness of your life.
He can never be more than half educated
who ,1s not educated in heart.
The church Is almost sure to have paraly
sis fonowlng a fit over dogma.
The greater the opportunity the less likely
It Is. to have an advance agent.
A hot scolding from the minister Is the
quickest way to cool any meeting.
A man's confidence In goodness is usually
dependent on his own reserves of It.
There must be something queer about any
faith that needs perpetual defending.
Infinite love would be a mockery without
Infinite hatred of things that harm.
The religion that does not Improve human
relations has no business with humanity.
It's easy to be pious when the children
are asleep and the neighbors have left
There are too many saints who would
rather lead a meeting than follow tholr
The man who says he Is too poor to give
will never he rich enough to be other than
poor In heart. Chicago Tribune.
PERSONAL AM) OT1IKHW1SK.
For the time being the Sob Squad ceases
to sob and New York relapses into Its ac
Owing to a sudden drouth In Qeorgla,
drug stores are pumping quantities of
Jamaica ginger Into receptive systems.
Orders for cold storage eggs have been
countermanded. Ex-Mayor Schmltx of San
Francisco declines to go on the vaudeville
The count has a private Income of 170,000
and the countess has one bunch of bonds
yielding $40,000 a year. Hungary wolves
must seek some other door.
Owing to the pernicious activity of poli
ticians out of a Job the prime minister of
Portugal hangs on from day to day sur
rounded by a troop of cavalry.
As time bumps along It becomes -In
creasingly evident that Japan cannot main
tain its prestige as a world power unless
some Jap noblo kidnaps an American
The Portland Oregonlan artist seeks ad
mission to the Sob Squad by picturing Bar
thodl's statue In New York harbor shading
her eyes while holding alopt a melon of
American dollars. . and labelling the scene
'Liberty enriching the old world."
The earl of Yarmouth shows the chivalry
of the tribe by consenting to his wife's
divorce provided she leaves the remnant of
her dot with him. Liberty and experience
comes high, but they are worth the price.
A western girl temporarily residing In
Boston complains that promiscuous kissing
Is the rule among the natives. It Is quite
evident from the western girl's dissatis
faction that Hubblts are lacking in taste
aswell as chivalry In permitting a visitor
A Pennsylvania woman recently gave her
sisters a practical lesson on "The Taming
of a Husband." Taking the family gun as
pointer she pumped some blrdshot Into
his shins, whacked him In the neck with
the gunstock, persuaded him to beg her
pardon on his knees and then sent him to
Jail. Thereupon the meeting adjourned.
Army regulations are Intact and th
sountry Is safe. The retiring board of the
United States army, In session In New
York, solemnly declares that even If an
army dog carries fleas Into brother offi
cers' beds, there is no reason why its
owner should be haled before a court
martial. The complaining officers are wel
come to put their troubles on the dog.
NEWSPAPERS AND THE MAILS.
What the Former Do to Increase
Many people have been led to believe that
the cent-a-pound mull rate accorded under
the law to publishers mailing their papers
and magazines in bulk was the cause of
actual loss to the government. In a recent
discussion of the subject, a writer main
taining this thesis asserted that the publi
cations enjoying these ' so-called second
class privileges paid only 4 per cent of the
postal revenues. Whether this estimate Is
correct or not is of little importance; the
fact which Is important, and which
biased and thoughtless critics Ignore, is
that the granting of the second class priv
ilege has brought millions of dollars of
profitable first class business to the postal
service. It Is on record in the archives of
the postal commission, which sat In New
York In October, 1906, that a single ad
vertisement in a publication enjoying sec
ond class rates was the cause of the writ
ing of more than 3.0UO letters. This case
might be multiplied by thousands, and it
would be shown that, far from being Itself
the cause of a deficit in the postal rev
enue, the second class privilege, by the
profitable business it creates, goes far to
make up for the losses occasioned by rural
free delivery, the ridiculous abuses of the
franking privilege and the failure to credit
the Postofflce department with the mall
carried for all other government departments.
A Pleasure For The Whole Family
Picture in your mind the pleasure that will come into your home
with the advent of an Apollo-Piano. Count up the list of your favorite
musical selections and then imagine the delight that you will have
in personally playing over those pieces whenever you take the notion.
When these Instruments were first put upon the market it was
supposed that women would make up by far the largest class of pur
chasers. But experience has proven that men men of larjje caliber
and position In the world have been equally enthusiastic.
What does the singular fact show?
-It shows that men aro Just as susceptible to the appeal of music as
women; they are even riore hungry for music, because they have not
had the same opportunities for studying music that women have had. 1
If you go to 'a fine concert you will be at once struck with the
fact that in the audience women are greatly in the majority. '
But that does not prove that men do not like music In the after
noons they are engrossed with business affairs. In the evenings the
are too tired to go out. J
What they have been waiting for was the Apollo-Piano aa !
Instrument that will bring the music to them, rather than to com- !
pel them to go to the music. The pleasure of the Apollo-Piano is ,
something that you can share with your entire family and with your
friends. Not only does the tired business man find relief from office
cares in the Apollo-Piano, but his wife, his daughters, his sons, even
the youngest children have a new source of Interest In the home. The
Apollo-Piano is RECREATION. INSPIRATION and EDUCATION
Come to Hospe's and hear an Apollo-Piano perform. It is the
only Player-Piano that plays the entire scale of 88 notes, or the en
tire keyboard of the piano. We guarantee the lowest prices In the
. United States. $500 to $1,000. Pay monthly a few dollars.
If you cannot call, write for Catalogue.
A. HOSPE CO. 1515 pm st.
Branch Houses Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lincoln, Neb.; Kearney, Jfefet
BRCl'LAR SHOTS AT TIIH Pfl.PIT
Chicago Record-Herald: A Clevtlan
preacher advises people not to get mar
rled until they feel thst they will die li
they don't. Put nearly everybody docs
feel that way.
St. Paul Pioneer Trt-ss: A Methodist
preacher in Missouri has left the pulpit
to become a street car conductor because,
he says, there's more money In that. But
what will he do when the trolley refuses
to stay on the wire?
Baltimore American: A minister In New
Jersey, called on to choose between his
kennel of blooded dogs and his church
charge, promptly tendered his resigna
tion. His implied opinion of his congreg.
tlon Is too painful, presumably, for re
production In words.
Detroit Free Press: A Georgian minis
ter gave notice that he would preach
from the text "Ho, everyone that
thlrsteth." The church was Jammed even
to the exhaustion of standing room, and
there waa a good-slsed overflow trying
to hear the call through the windows.
Buffalo Express: Trustees of a Jersey
City church have decided not to call a
preacher to Its pulpit after the members
had heard him and decided that Ms
preaching suited them. The reason given
for the decision at which the trustees
have arrived Is "that the reverend gen
tleman lias seven children and would
probabi find It necessary, owing to the
cost of living, to ask for an Increase ol
salary if he were called. Let tills be a
warning to preachers. .
Springfield Republican: According to.
a religious census taken In 1905 In Rhode
Island, the results of which are now made
public, It appears that there are now mora
Roman Catholics in the commonwealth
founded by Roger Williams than all other
religious denominations or sects com
bined. The exact figures, as officially
compiled by the state commissioner of
statistics, are: Roman Catholics, 243,
936; all others, 2.14.146. The most Cath
olic city In the state, proportionally, ap
pears to be Woonsocket, where the popu
lation drawn from the province of
Quebec is exceedingly large. There the
Catholics number 25,900 and the Protest
ants only 5,700.
"I am at a loss what to say," shrieks
the angry Mrs. Baktawker.
"Your loss Is my gain," muttered her
unhappy husband. Houston Post.
"A married man," protested Miss Gtdday,
"has no business to flirt."
"Of course not," replied the married
man, "it isn't business at all, but a pleas
ure, I assure you." Philadelphia Press.
The youngest son of the .rich widow
looked askance at the youthful dandy who,
as he had Just been informed, was to be
his future papa.
"Mr. Squiszlt," he said, "do you think
my mamma can support us both in the
style to which we have been accustomed?"
Lovelorn Maiden Oh, doctor, you can do
nothing for me! My heart is broken.
Unsympathetic Physician No, my dar
child, that Isn't the section of your anatomy
which has sustained a fracture. Your
heart isn't broken: It Is only your head
that's cracked. Baltimore American.
"Did Molly Blmble propose to Artie Doo
"And did he accept her?"
"Yes, but It s all off. His father doesn't
think she could support him." Cleveland
"You had the nerve to marry me for nry
"Well, madam, you certainly have not
the face to suggest that I married you for
your beality." Baltimore American.
A woman student had been detailed t
take part in an Intercollegiate debate.
"Impossible," said her masculine oppo
nents. "The program schedules us to have
the last word." Philadelphia Ledger.
"So your wife has become a suffragette.
"Yes," answered Mr. Meekton.
"Why does she want to vote?"
"I don't think Henrietta wants te vote.
She likes to make speeches, and I suppose
she's getting a little tired of mc for an
audience." Washington Star.
"Yes," said Miss Jlltham, "he was an
old flame of mine. And when ynu told him
I was to be married next week did he seem
"Yes, he admitted that he felt very
sorry," replied Miss Gabble.
"Did he, really?"
"Yes, although he said he dldn' know
your fiance personally." Catholic Standard
Mrs. Fourthly The members of tho con
gregation have voted to Increase our salary,
have they Elavlus? Well, I'm thankful for
that and sincerely hope they never will
Rev. Ir. Fourthly I shall see that they
don't. Amanda. I am going to preach
shorter sermons from now on. Chicago
WHERE THE WAYS E.D
What is the sorrow? A llttlo space
The cry of tho fallen In the race
The dying cry which the world heeds not
Ill remembered or soon forgot.
Joy or sorrow will end In rest
Dust, and a rose on a dreamless breast
What Is the sighing? It Is not long;
one In the end are the sigh and song,
Ono the faith, and one tho doubt
The cry of tho vanquished the victor's
Victor and vanquished mut creep for rest
When the dust is blown o'er the dreain
And what in the transient gloom and glow
Is the beautiful love that we cling to so.
The rose red Up, and the sparkling eye?
A gracious greeting a sad good-bye!
With pallid faces and Hps grief prest
The lovers creep to the roso for rest.
So we smile at the dark on the pathway
There shall be sunshine and rest enough
After the stormy ways are past,
Rest shall ho sweeter at lust at last!
Joy and sorrow will end in rest
Dust, and a rose on a dreamless breast.
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